September 2011 Issue

Michigan grower sees bright future for plums

By |September 1st, 2011|

Some of Rood’s older plum trees show there can be problems. This tree shows rootstock compatibility problems, and the [...]

Grow perfect Forelle pears on Tatura

By |September 1st, 2011|

Forelle is an attractive, medium-size pear that requires special management and skill to grow it to perfection. The pears [...]

Sticking with pears

By |September 1st, 2011|

Rood built this platform especially for removing fireblight strikes. Controls let him steer, brake, clutch, shift gears, and control [...]

Last Bite

By |September 1st, 2011|

The tribute to John McIntosh appears on a blue plaque near Dundela, Ontario, Photo by Alan L. Brown. The [...]

Single audit standard on the books

By |September 1st, 2011|

Produce growers are getting closer to being able to follow one standard set of food safety rules and undergo [...]

Varieties in the concept pear orchard

By |September 1st, 2011|

Tony Sunnucks’s concept orchard includes two new varieties developed by Delbard Nurseries in France:

Delsanne (trademark Delbard d’Automne)—A cross of [...]

Southeastern peaches enter Mexican markets

By |September 1st, 2011|

H-2A workers in the Titan Farms packing plant cheered when they found their peaches were going to their home [...]

Rood stays up-to-date

By |September 1st, 2011|

Many fruit growers know Paul Rood. The Covert, Michigan, fruit grower is a frequent traveler on International Fruit Tree [...]

Reviving the British pear

By |September 1st, 2011|

British pear growers have been removing pear orchards at an alarming rate because they’ve not been profitable. Now, the [...]

Pear heaven

By |September 1st, 2011|

Jan van Dijk uses “run through” nursery trees, which are taller, calmer, and have more feathers than the traditional [...]